External Sources for Photography Types of Photography (Digital/Film, Video) Aspects: Overhead, Flight Path, Witness and Instrument Reconstruction Impact Force Determination Rotor System Examination Fire Investigation; Source and Temperature Powerplant Investigation; Turbine and Reciprocating Composite Materials and Considerations Instrument Examination Support Service Investigation Off-Site Investigation Maintenance Record(s) Evaluation Operational Investigation; Training, Operations, Policies,
Pilot Records Witness Interview Other Human Factors Pathological Support Crashworthiness Meteorological Investigation Communications Air Traffic Control RADAR Data Case Study
2. Helicopter Fundamentals and Material Factors Material Failure Analysis Rotor System Characteristics Hover and Low Speed Operations Downwind Operations Forward Flight Operations Mast Bumping Height/Velocity Variables Dynamic Stall Compressibility Effects Autorotation Variables Dynamic Rollover Ground Resonance Air Resonance Rotor Divergence
Tail Rotor/Anti-Torque performance Variables Energy Attenuation Systems
3. Various Exemplar Examinations-Films Exercises Related to Operational Factors Risk and Consequence External Influence on Helicopter Pilots Improper Performance Planning Component Failure Improper Design Improper Maintenance Physiological/Psychological Factors Hover and Downwind Operations
Course Duration: 4.5 Days
3 – 7 Nov 2008
2 – 6 Mar 2009
2 – 6 Nov 2009
GAS TUrBINE ENGINE ACCIdENT INVESTIGATION (GTAI)
This specialized accident investigation course is directed to fixed wing turbojet and turboprop as well as turbine powered rotary wing aircraft. The course examines specific turbine engine investigation methods and provides technical information in the related area of material factors. This is a fundamental accident investigation course. Individuals with many years of engine investigations may find this course too basic. It is assumed that the attendee has a basic understanding of jet engines.
Objectives: To provide the participant with the basic skills and knowl- edge to effectively examine the involvement of a turbine engine in an aircraft accident.
Who Should Attend: Individuals with responsibility in the post-accident examination of gas turbine engines and individuals responsible for inte- gration of engine information into the total accident investigation.